It's Over.

OUCH. Crashed and burned. Looks like we're not gonna make it, folks. Thanks to all who pledged and showed their support and tried to help us get the word out. Guess the fans didn't want this as badly as we did. Oh well, we tried. :(

Thank You's, Volume 7

At this time, we'd like to sincerely thank the latest backer of our film:
  • Mark (from California)
Thanks so much for your kindness and generosity! 


Thank You's, Volume 6

We'd like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the latest backer of our film:
  • John von Pey
Thanks to you, we're closer to making this dream a reality!

Thank you!

Thank You's, Volume 5

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the latest backer of our film:
  • Kyle
Thank you for your generosity!  May fortune smile upon you.


Thank You's, Volume 4

We'd like to extend our gratitude to the latest backer of our film:
  • Abraham Mireles
Your generosity is what keeps Dr. Decker alive!  Thanks so much for your donation!


Dr. Decker Written Up at The Horror Movie Massacre Blog

Our colleagues and fellow horror enthusiasts over at the The Horror Movie Massacre Blog have written a fantastic piece about our film.   

Do check out their blog!  It's a real scream!

And if you haven't yet, please pledge your support to our movie at:

We need all the help we can get!


Thank You's, Volume 3

We'd like to thank a friend, and fellow filmmaker, for his generous donation towards our film:
  • Saul Sudin
Thank you, sir! 

Hopefully, we can see Dr. Decker grace the silver screen once again!

To make your pledge today, please visit:

Designing the Dr. Decker Poster

For our Kickstarter page, we needed to have an image that was to be displayed in the search function of Kickstarter and as the image you see before pressing play on the video.  Instead of just creating an image for the page I thought it would be a nice to have a poster instead.
Dr. Decker Mask Reflection Concept Sketch
This is the concept that I sketched and worked from in order to create the final version in Photoshop.  I wanted to restrict the image to a maximum of two colors.  It was extremely important to show Dr. Decker's mask in the poster so I wanted him to appear as a reflection in the knife.  For the first design, Matt and I discussed how it should have a photo realistic look, but as I was working on it, I found that a more graphic approach was much more effective and sinister.

Below are four versions of the poster that I created.  The first three are test variations followed by the final poster design, which included more destressing to the knife and text and the inclusion of the handle screws which appear as black dots:
Dr. Decker Poster Version 1
Dr. Decker Poster Version 2
Dr. Decker Poster Version 3
Dr. Decker Poster Final Version
I hope you enjoyed this poster presentation!  I have added a voting section so you can choose which version you like the best.


Dr. Decker Written Up at The Vault of Horror

The good people over at The Vault of Horror blog have written a fantastic piece about our film.  Do check it out.   

With all of the Nightbreed love, those looking forward to our movie will certainly feel at home on their blog. 

Our thanks to them for helping us on our quest to bring Dr. Decker back to life!


Thank You's, Volume 2

One more fundraising day, three more extremely generous backers.

We'd like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the following folks who decided to pledge money to support our film:
  • Kevin Maher
  • Tom Vullo
  • Greg Alkalay
Without you three gentlemen, Dr. Decker wouldn't see the light of day.

Thanks so much!


Thank You's, Volume 1

A HUGE thanks to the following people that decided to throw their hard-earned money down to back our film:
  • Dianne Bellino
  • Kelly Welch
  • Dustin Calamia
  • Jess Tice

Thank you so much for supporting our film, and helping to bring Dr. Decker back to life.


Tweeting Mr. Barker, Are You There?

Only a few short hours ago, our production took a very big leap of faith. 

Now, before I divulge exactly what that means, allow me to digress first with a bit of background on Mark and myself.  Above all, we have three very clear goals for this production:

1) Approach the movie not just as movie-makers, but as fans; meaning, we don't want to fall into the same trappings that we rag other directors and other films for.  2) That we pay homage to "Nightbreed" by making the best film possible.  And 3) that we would be graced with the blessing of those we respect in the field -- our backers, fellow fans, our cast and crew, the horror community at large, and of course, Mr. Clive Barker himself. 

Which brings us back to that very big leap of faith we were just talking about.

Ambitious fellows that we are, Mark and I decided to reach out to Clive Barker the only way we knew how: Twitter.  That's right, Clive is on Twitter.  So we came to a decision that --as contact with your favorite celebrities seems to be more and more of a reality every day due to the twitterverse we live in-- it would only be to our advantage to contact the man himself and attempt to gain his blessing and support.

As of the time of this posting, Mr. Clive Barker has not tweeted back. 

Here's hoping this is one leap of faith where we land on our feet. 



Welcome to the official production blog of the Dr. Decker short film project.  We have just created a Kickstarter page here:

In the days to follow we will be updating this blog with information on this project and provide a behind the scenes look at the process of making this film from pre-production to post production and beyond.

We hope this proves to be informative as well as entertaining!